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Finding the Human Touch in an Increasingly Digital World

Accenture

The spike in demand for digital banking experiences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has already reshaped the global banking industry. As our recent Global Banking Consumer Study found, the pandemic has driven a huge shift towards digital interactions in every market.

Making the Case for Real-Time Payments

ATM Marketplace

Brady Harris is the CEO of Dwolla, a company that provides access to real-time payments for businesses. With over 20 years of experience in the payments industry, Harris is working to make programmable payments the standard for any industry.

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Amazon’s Biometric Tech Lets Seattle Whole Food Shoppers Pay by Hand

PYMNTS

Amazon is launching biometric technology at Whole Food stores in Seattle that gives shoppers the ability to pay with a scan of their palms, Reuters reported on Wednesday (April 21). .

'Open Banking' is What 'Banking' Has Rapidly Become

Payments Source

Fintech Digital payments Payment processing APIs

Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

What Billie Eilish Can Teach Lenders About Capturing the Gen Z Market

SWBC's LenderHub

Every generation has a sound that defines its era.

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US House Passes Bill To Form ‘Digital Asset Working Group’ 

PYMNTS

Operating frameworks – and at least some guidelines on just what cryptocurrencies are and how they should be used – may be in the offing sooner rather than later. On Tuesday (April 20), the U.S.

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Fintechs rush to go public

Payments Source

Fintech IPOs

Destroying Gender Stereotypes In The Financial World

BankBazaar

Stereotypes have plagued our lives for years now, and finance is no exception to this phenomenon. Here are some gender-based stereotypes broken and crushed once and for all!

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Market Commentary: Week of April 19, 2021

SWBC's LenderHub

Last Week: Despite a slew of strong March economic data—much stronger than expected—equity and other risk assets kept well bid. The surprise of the week was the sharp drop in treasury yields that accompanied the data. Capital Markets

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Circle CEO: Crypto’s Growth Depends On Improved Settlement Process

PYMNTS

The cryptocurrency drumbeat continues to build. Coinbase has gone public. PayPal and Venmo allow customers to buy, sell and store cryptocurrencies. Tesla lets consumers use bitcoin to buy its car.

Amex sees China as launchpad for global debit growth

Payments Source

Earnings American Express Payment processing China

Business interrupted: How the pandemic is still affecting the payments industry

ATM Marketplace

The pandemic has forced the payments industry to find new ways to do business, and a year later we are still dealing with changes, according to Josh Cyphers, president of Nvoicepay

OOPS! The market just lost over $25 billion of Coinbase (COIN)  stock

Daily Fintech

Coinbase Market Cap was listed incorrectly and all major news sources reported this bad data as fact. Bear with me while I go a bit nerdy to explain how and why all these trusted sources got it so badly wrong. $25 25 billion difference is a big mistake.

How to Choose an AI Vendor

This report explores why it is so challenging to choose an AI vendor and what you should consider as you seek a partner in AI.

Bitcoin Sees Flash Crashes And Flashing Signals

PYMNTS

In crypto-land, we've gone from flash crash to flashing warning signs. On Wall Street, loosely speaking, a “flash crash” takes place when the value of a holding – an equity, a bond, a commodity – loses ground with speed. Prices plummet, and then, seemingly just as quickly, they rebound.

Signature Bank raises its bet on cryptocurrency

Payments Source

Lending Cryptocurrencies

Business Lending Volume Is Low Even While Economists Are Optimistic and Consumer Spending Is High

Banking Exchange

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This Week in Fintech ending 23 April 2021

Daily Fintech

This week our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Brazil’s Digital Bank Nubank In Talks To Go Public In US

PYMNTS

Brazil’s Nubank is in talks to go public on the U.S. stock market via an initial public offering (IPO), Reuters reported , citing people familiar with the matter.

Saudi Arabia’s instant-payments service goes live

Payments Source

Digital payments Saudi Arabia

Exceptional Customer Service Delivers A Superior Customer Experience

Strategically Speaking

Today’s Environment. The stress and negative impact of COVID-19 during 2020 will not quickly be forgotten. Closed businesses. Stay-at-home mandates. Masks.

Are Security Tokens now called Stock Tokens and are they like like an ADR on a legacy exchange?

Daily Fintech

Nerdy headlines like that will get me a stern lecture from our CMO about the need to generate more page views from clickbait. In what seems like an eon ago (on 3rd March 2021), I wrote in 4-parter on Coinbase “IPO” – Part 1 = 5 Reasons Why It Matters “The Coinbase “IPO” (actually a […].

MLOps 101: The Foundation for Your AI Strategy

Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) allows organizations to alleviate many of the issues on the path to AI with ROI by providing a technological backbone for managing the machine learning lifecycle through automation and scalability.

Bitcoin Daily: Pakistan Eyes Own Crypto; Bitcoin ATM Operator Hopes For Boom

PYMNTS

Pakistan is the latest country to work on a digital currency, The Express Tribune reported. The country is currently studying how to make way for its own digital currency in line with numerous others, including China.

India penalizes Amex, Diners for flouting data-storage rules

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Compliance Discover Financial Services American Express

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We're Getting a Bit Ahead of Ourselves

SWBC's LenderHub

Last Wednesday, cryptocurrency exchange creator Coinbase launched its highly anticipated direct stock offering (as opposed to a traditional initial public offering) to great success and excitement.

Lloyds Market’s Extended Innovation Factory: Lab’s Cohort 6

Daily Fintech

Lloyd’s Lab is an accelerator launched in September 2018 by Lloyds, the insurance market. After intensive global talent searches that attract several hundred applications, selected companies receive privileged access to its market for specialist insurance and reinsurance.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.